EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: The Gambia College annex that was commissioned by President Barrow last year in Upper River Region’s administrative capital Basse is near completion with expectation that it will begin operation in January 2020.
Local authorities, led by the Principal of The Gambia College told the president that the first batch of students that will be housed at the State of the Art facilities have already been enrolled.
The higher education institution will provide students, especially those in the Upper River Region and its environs, access to college education without migrating to the urban areas as it has been the tradition for decades.
The decentralization of development and social services will minimize rural-urban drift, thereby easing pressure on social services in the Greater Banjul Areas.
Meanwhile, President Barrow also made a brief stop at Basse Health Center where he presided over the donation of medical items, equipment, and other consumables worth 700 thousand dalasi from the People’s Republic of China. The visit also gave him the opportunity to see firsthand, the impact of the free medical services being rendered by the Chinese Medical Team.
Led by the Chinese Ambassador to The Gambia, Ma Jianchun, the team briefed the president that they conduct periodic medical excursions to other catchment areas beyond Basse.